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Edo government to establish 20 mini-stadia across the state

The government of Edo state is set to establish 20 mini-stadia across the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state to facilitate the rapid development of sports talents among youths. The state’s Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Paul Ohonbamu, ...

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I’m happy working with Super Eagles – Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has expressed pleasure working with the Nigerian national team, following the three-time African champions qualification for Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup on Saturday. Nigeria became the first African country to qualify for the 2018 FIFA ...

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LIST of 30: Ballon d’Or nominees include Harry Kane, N’Golo Kante, Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and others

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been named among the first half of nominees for the Ballon d’Or 2017, France Football has revealed. The prestigious award, which was aligned with FIFA from 2010 to 2015, has been won by either Cristiano ...

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Access Bank Lagos City Marathon awarded West Africa’s first IAAF Bronze Label

The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Road Race Bronze Label to Access Bank Lagos City Marathon makes the Lagos marathon the first full marathon in West Africa to get an IAAF label. The IAAF accreditation which was announced last ...

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Aruna Quadri becomes first African to win ITTF title

With few days to the 2017 ITTF World Cup in Liege, Beligum, Aruna Quadri defied all odds on Sunday October 8, to emerge as men’s singles champion at the ITTF Challenge tagged Polish Open. The Nigerian who has been listed ...

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Alex Iwobi’s strike defeats Zambia, takes Nigeria to Russia 2018

Arsenal midfielder, Alex Iwobi was the super substitute for Nigeria on Saturday, as he scored the decisive goal needed to take the Super Eagles to the Russian World Cup. Nigeria needed a victory against the Chipolopolo of Zambia and Iwobi ...

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England, Germany qualify for 2018 World Cup

2018 World Cup

Defending champions Germany and the Three Lions of England have qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The German side emphatically booked a place in Russia after beating runners up in Group C, Northern Ireland 3-1, making it a perfect nine ...

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FIFA fines Nigeria, Germany, others for crowd troubles

FIFA

FIFA has fined Nigeria $31,000 (N11.3 million) for crowd disorder during last month’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Uyo, which the Super Eagles won 4-0. German football  federation was fined 32,000 Swiss francs ($33,000) because fans chanted Nazi slogans  ...

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World Cup Qualifiers: Mikel, others arrive camp ahead of Zambia clash

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo, Leon Balogun and William Troost Ekong have arrived in camp ahead of Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Chipolopolo of Zambia. Other players who have made it to the camp in Uyo ...

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UPDATED: EPL Week 7 Review: Manchester teams maintain fine form, Liverpool held

The Premier League continued to excite fans as Week 7 action brought the usual intensity of the game. In the games played on Saturday, Harry Kane scored twice in the 4-0 win over Huddersfield Town, while Lukaku added a late ...

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